MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arcos Dorados is pleased to announce that 26 of its restaurant managers across 10 Latin American countries have won the Ray Kroc Award, an accolade that recognizes the top performing McDonald’s restaurant managers globally. The award recipients were among 340 McDonald’s restaurant managers around the world (representing the top one percent of restaurant managers) to receive the honor.
“We would like to congratulate our award-winning managers for delivering an outstanding restaurant experience to our customers. The receipt of this prestigious global award by so many of Arcos Dorados’ restaurant managers underscores the highest standards of quality, service, cleanliness, and customer satisfaction at our restaurants. Our employees are the face of the Arcos Dorados family and we are fully committed to their training, development and internal advancement. We are proud to be represented by these individuals as we work together to ensure Arcos Dorados is and continues to be a great place to work,” said the Vice President of Human Resources, Diego Benenzon.
Arcos Dorados, which is the world’s largest McDonald’s franchisee, is focused on creating employment opportunities for people of all ages and from all backgrounds. The Company invests heavily in the training and development of its staff to boost employability and help people gain the skills and experience they need to advance their careers. Within the global McDonald’s system, employees are provided with significant opportunities for progression and promotion from within; around 90% of McDonald’s restaurant management began their careers as crew members.
The award recipients originated from Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.
McDonald's owner-operators and regional management nominate restaurant managers for the Ray Kroc Awards to recognize their hard work, dedication, and commitment to McDonald's and its customers.
The recipients will be awarded a cash prize and a trophy on April 13, 2016 at the Ray Kroc Awards Gala in Orlando, Florida hosted by Steve Easterbrook, McDonald’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and David Fairhurst, McDonald’s Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer.
About Arcos Dorados
Arcos Dorados is the world’s largest McDonald’s franchisee in terms of systemwide sales and number of restaurants, operating the largest quick service restaurant (“QSR”) chain in Latin America and the Caribbean. It has the exclusive right to own, operate and grant franchises of McDonald’s restaurants in 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries and territories, including Argentina, Aruba, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curaçao, Ecuador, French Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, St. Croix, St. Thomas, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela. The Company operates or franchises over 2,100 McDonald’s-branded restaurants with over 90,000 employees and is recognized as one of the best companies to work for in Latin America. Arcos Dorados is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:ARCO). To learn more about the Company, please visit the Investors section of our website: www.arcosdorados.com/ir.
McDonald's is the world's leading global foodservice retailer with over 36,500 locations serving nearly 69 million customers in over 100 countries each day. More than 80% of McDonald's restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local business men and women.